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G1000 in default FSX C208

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Hi,

 

I'm trying to retrofit the Mindstar G1000 into the 2D cockpit of the standard FSX Cessna C208 Caravan as a popup gauge.

 

Everything seems to be OK apart from the engine instruments: Torque, ITT, Ng RPM, prop RPM, and bus volts are all 0. The relevant panel.cfg lines for the C208 are as follows:

 

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
Window03=Throttle Quadrant
Window04=Engine Gauges
Window05=Fuel Control
Window06=Electrical
Window07=Compass
Window08=Landing View
Window09=Outside Air Temp
Window10=Mini Panel
Window11=G1000 PFD
Window12=G1000 MFD
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
// Popup Window PFD
 
[Window11]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=813,550
window_size_ratio=1.000 
position=6
visible=0
// The Mindstar G1000 requires the popup PFD to have an ident code of 11000
ident=11000
gauge00=MPI_G1000!PFD, 0, 0, 813, 550, PFD1|Cessna.208
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
// Popup Window MFD
 
[Window12]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=813,550
window_size_ratio=1.000 
position=8
visible=0
// The Mindstar G1000 requires the popup MFD to have an ident code of 11001
ident=11001
gauge00=MPI_G1000!MFD, 0, 0, 813, 550, MFD1|Cessna.208
 
//--------------------------------------------------------

 
[Vcockpit01]
file=panel_1.bmp
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=512,512s
texture=$C208_1
 
gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio,        0, 0, 258, 50
gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1,   0, 51,258, 95
gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2,   0,147,258, 95
gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF,          0,243,258, 66
gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME,          0,310,258, 66
gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,        0,377,258, 78
gauge06=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_1,         0,459,360, 53
gauge07=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_2,         339,2,129, 57
gauge08=Cessna208B_XML!dme,                 339,61,133,53
gauge09=Cessna208B_XML!volts_amps,                  339,116,77,77
gauge10=Cessna208B_XML!suction,                  339,195,75,75
gauge11=Cessna208B_XML!oat,                 339,272,88,88
gauge12=Cessna208B_XML!ng,                  365,362,67,67
gauge13=Cessna208B_XML!itt,                  365,432,67,67
gauge14=Cessna208B_XML!torque,                  418,116,67,67
gauge15=Cessna208B_XML!oil,                  418,185,67,67
gauge16=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_flow,                  430,254,67,67
gauge17=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_right,                 434,323,67,67
gauge18=Cessna208B_XML!clock,                  434,392,76,76
gauge19=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,                267,430,89,25
gauge20=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_left,                   266,358,67,67
gauge21=Cessna208B_XML!prop_rpm,                        265,288,67,67
gauge22=Cessna208B_XML!marker_beacon_lights,     263,266,74,18
gauge23=Cessna208B_XML!fd_ap_buttons,             265,214,29,34
//gauge24=MPI_G1000!PFD, 0,514,765,500, PFD2|Cessna.208
//gauge25=MPI_G1000!MFD, 0,0,765,500, MFD2|Cessna.208 
gauge26=MPI_G1000!AUDIO, 779,513,97,511,AUD2|Cessna.208
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
 

I have to include the gauge26 as above in Vcockpit01 or the popup gauge crashes FSX on loading.
 
The Cessna.208 section I have created in the G1000.ini file is as follows:
 
[Cessna.208]
Style=18
AirspeedRangeLowCaution=50
AirspeedRangeFlaps=100
AirspeedRangeNormal=173
AirspeedRangeHighCaution=174
AirspeedRangeOverspeed=175
AirspeedBugVx=72
AirspeedBugVy=105
AirspeedBugVrVisible=NO
AirspeedBugVxVisible=NO
AirspeedBugVyVisible=NO
AirspeedBugVgVisible=NO
AFCS=NO
ShowBezel=YES
dig_crs_hdg_tmout=NO
AnimateStartup=YES
GradientHorizon=NO
ShowCirrusFuel=NO
MfdStartupImage=
AltimeterBug=0
HobbsCounter=1267
TachCounter=1267
AirspeedBugVr=75
 
If I change to using the Cessna.172 config then I get do RPM @ 20063, but I think this is just reading the power turbine RPM.
 
My first question being does the Mindstar G1000 work with the 3 engine reading in the standard FSX Caravan?
 
And if so, do you have a working panel.cfg or any other advice on how I can get this working?
 
Thanks
 
Mark

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This is my entire panel.cfg for the default Cessna Caravan C208 in FSX:

 

 

[Window Titles]

Window00=Main Panel
Window01=Radio Stack
Window02=GPS
Window03=Throttle Quadrant
Window04=Engine Gauges
Window05=Fuel Control
Window06=Electrical
Window07=Zoomed PFD
Window08=Zommed MFD
Window09=Landing View
Window10=Mini Panel
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window00]
file_1024=caravan_main_panel.bmp 
file_1024_night=caravan_main_panel_night.bmp 
size_mm=1024
position=7
visible=1
ident=MAIN_PANEL
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!airspeed, 419,331
gauge01=Cessna208B_XML!altimeter, 710,331
gauge02=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_1, 485,244
gauge03=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_2, 849,322
gauge04=Cessna208B_XML!attitude, 564,334
gauge05=Cessna208B_XML!clock, 299,306
gauge06=Cessna208B_XML!suction, 300,407
gauge07=Cessna208B_XML!deice_switch_panel, 552,610
gauge08=Cessna208B_XML!volts_amps, 192,527
gauge09=Cessna208B_XML!hsi, 555,462
gauge10=Cessna208B_XML!knob_electrical, 288,533
gauge11=Cessna208B_XML!dme,    851,389
gauge12=Cessna208B_XML!knob_panel_lights, 203,618
gauge13=Cessna208B_XML!knob_parking_brake, 581,724
gauge14=Cessna208B_XML!lever_inertial_separator,878,601
gauge15=Cessna208B_XML!light_switch_panel, 260,633
gauge16=Cessna208B_XML!marker_beacon_lights, 205,495
gauge17=Cessna208B_XML!prop_rpm, 939,228
gauge18=Cessna208B_XML!radio_altitude, 854,469
gauge19=Cessna208B_XML!rmi, 417,470
gauge20=Cessna208B_XML!turn_bank, 421,619
gauge21=Cessna208B_XML!switch_nav_gps, 249,426
gauge22=Cessna208B_XML!torque, 859,228
gauge23=Cessna208B_XML!vor_2, 710,619
gauge24=Cessna208B_XML!vsi, 718,470
 
gauge25=SimIcons1024!Kneeboard Icon, 510, 212
gauge26=SimIcons1024!ATC Icon,   532, 212
gauge27=SimIcons1024!Map Icon,   554, 212
gauge28=SimIcons1024!Avionics Icon,   576, 212
gauge29=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon,   598, 212
gauge30=SimIcons1024!ECU Icon,   620, 212
gauge31=SimIcons1024!Fuel Panel Icon,       642, 212
gauge32=SimIcons1024!Electrical Panel Icon,     664, 212
gauge33=SimIcons1024!Engine Instruments Icon, 686, 212
gauge34=SimIcons1024!Compass Icon,   708, 212
gauge35=SimIcons1024!Other Controls Icon,   730, 212
 
gauge36=Cessna208B_XML!fire_detect_test_switch, 407,258
gauge37=Cessna208B_XML!lamp_test_switch, 449,258
gauge38=Cessna208B_XML!fd_ap_buttons, 251,392
gauge39=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,         320,500,67,19
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window01]
Background_color=2,2,2 
size_mm=250,504
position=8
visible=0
ident=RADIO_STACK_PANEL
 
gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio,   0,  0,250, 44
gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1,  0, 45,250, 92
gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2,  0,136,250, 92
gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF,   0,227,250, 65
gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME,   0,290,250, 65
gauge06=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,   0,353,250, 78
gauge07=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP,   0,430,250, 74
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=456,378
position=8
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
 
gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,  0,0
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window03]
Background_color=2,2,2 
size_mm=335,402
position=7
visible=0
ident=THROTTLE_PANEL
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!ecu_popup,  0,0
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window04]
size_mm=508,93
window_pos=0.5,0.25
Background_color=0,0,0 
position=2
visible=0
ident=200
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!engine_gauges_popup,  0,0 
gauge01=Cessna208B_XML!itt,   17,16 
gauge02=Cessna208B_XML!ng,   99,16
gauge03=Cessna208B_XML!oil,   263,16
gauge04=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_flow,   182,16
gauge05=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_left,   346,16
gauge06=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_right,   428,16
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window05]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=250,165
window_pos=0.1, 0.0
position=0
visible=0
ident=FUEL_PANEL
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_popup,  0,0
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=145,377
position=6
visible=0
ident=125
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!electrical_popup,  0,0
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window07]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=813,550
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=6
visible=0
// The G1000 requires the popup PFD to have an ident code of 11000
ident=11000
gauge00=MPI_G1000!PFD, 0, 0, 813, 550, PFD1|Cessna.182
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window08]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=813,550
window_size_ratio=1.000  
position=8
visible=0
// The G1000 requires the popup MFD to have an ident code of 11001
ident=11001
gauge00=MPI_G1000!MFD, 0, 0, 813, 550, MFD1|Cessna.182
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window09]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=88,88
position=0
visible=0
ident=MISC_POPUP_1
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!oat,  0,0
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Window10]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=730,120
position=7
visible=1
ident=MINIPANEL
child_3d=1
 
gauge00=Cessna208B_XML!Airspeed, 0,0
gauge01=Cessna208B_XML!turn_bank, 120,0
gauge02=Cessna208B_XML!Attitude, 240,2
gauge03=Cessna208B_XML!Altimeter, 360,2
gauge04=Cessna208B_XML!hsi, 480,2
gauge05=Cessna208B_XML!vsi, 610,2
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit01]
file=panel_1.bmp
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=512,512s
texture=$C208_1
 
gauge00=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Audio,        0, 0, 258, 50
gauge01=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 1,   0, 51,258, 95
gauge02=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Nav-Comm 2,   0,147,258, 95
gauge03=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio ADF,          0,243,258, 66
gauge04=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio DME,          0,310,258, 66
gauge05=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio Xpndr,        0,377,258, 78
gauge06=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_1,        0,459,360, 53
gauge07=Cessna208B_XML!annunciator_panel_2,        339,2,129, 57
gauge08=Cessna208B_XML!dme,                339,61,133,53
gauge09=Cessna208B_XML!volts_amps,                339,116,77,77
gauge10=Cessna208B_XML!suction,                339,195,75,75
gauge11=Cessna208B_XML!oat,                339,272,88,88
gauge12=Cessna208B_XML!ng,                365,362,67,67
gauge13=Cessna208B_XML!itt,                365,432,67,67
gauge14=Cessna208B_XML!torque,                418,116,67,67
gauge15=Cessna208B_XML!oil,                418,185,67,67
gauge16=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_flow,                430,254,67,67
gauge17=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_right,                434,323,67,67
gauge18=Cessna208B_XML!clock,                434,392,76,76
gauge19=n_number_plaque!n_number_plaque,                267,430,89,25
gauge20=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_qty_left,                   266,358,67,67
gauge21=Cessna208B_XML!prop_rpm,                        265,288,67,67
gauge22=Cessna208B_XML!marker_beacon_lights,    263,266,74,18
gauge23=Cessna208B_XML!fd_ap_buttons,            265,214,29,34
 
 
//--------------------------------------------------------
[Vcockpit02]
file=panel_2.bmp
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=512,512
visible=1
pixel_size=512,512s
texture=$C208_2
 
gauge01=Cessna208B_XML!turn_bank,            2,1,107,107
gauge02=Cessna208B_XML!vor_2,        2,111,117,116
gauge03=Cessna208B_XML!vsi,          2,229,107,107
gauge04=Cessna208B_XML!rmi,          2,338,115,116
gauge05=Cessna208B_XML!compass_popup,           111,1,98,99
gauge06=Cessna208B_XML!radio_altitude,          121,103,117,116
gauge07=Cessna208B_XML!hsi,          122,222,130,125
gauge08=Cessna208B_XML!airspeed,                122,350,109,110
gauge09=Cessna208B_XML!fuel_popup,              241,2,246,164
gauge10=Cessna208B_XML!altimeter,               255,170,118,117
gauge11=Cessna208B_XML!attitude,                255,289,121,121
gauge12=Bendix_King_Radio!Bendix-King Radio AP, 236,415,258, 77
 
 
 
 
Day=255,255,255
Night=255,255,255
Luminous=228,64,64
 
[Default View]
X=0
Y=0
SIZE_X=8192
SIZE_Y=6143
 

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I just installed the latest version, G1000_Setup_2.11.0019, but it is still the same. However if I use the "Generic turboprop" style I do get engine readings for the LHD engine, but this isn't ideal as it displays 2 engines on the MFD. At least I know the engine information is being passed through, but it just won't show on the C208 style gauge

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